In the Washington metropolitan region, nearly half a million women and girls are living in or near poverty. We all have a stake in building the economic security of our region’s women and girls. The Women’s Foundation works to mobilize our community and provide solutions to eliminate the persistent barriers that disproportionately hinder women and girls from achieving economic security.

Resource – Issue Brief on the Trends, Challenges and Opportunities for Women in the Washington Region’s Labor Force

At Washington Area Women’s Foundation, we believe that every woman should be economically secure. Our goal is to build better opportunities for our region’s

Grantee Partner Spotlight: Northern Virginia Family Service’s Training Futures

At Washington Area Women’s Foundation, we invest in pathways out of poverty for women and girls, including job training and post-secondary education opportunities that

Total women served FY14

6984 women were served through @thewomensfndtn FY14 investments. #HereNow4Her

Resource – Issue Brief on Girls’ Economic Security in the Washington Region.

In April 2015, Washington Area Women’s Foundation released our issue brief on the economic security of girls in the Washington region. Women and girls

Early Care and Education Funders Collaborative

Managed by The Women’s Foundation, the Early Care and Education Funders Collaborative (ECEFC) is a collective of foundation and corporate investors dedicated to supporting

Resource – Early Care and Education in the Washington Region

Early care and education investments help prepare low-income children ages zero to five for kindergarten, a critical opportunity to increase readiness and close the

Resource – Gender Wage Gap Fact Sheet

More than ever, families rely on the wages of women. In the Washington region, 72 percent of mothers with young children participate in the workforce, and

Building Assets and Lives

With tax season in full swing, many of us may be dreading the moment when we have to sit down with our piles of

FY14 Grant Impacts

In 2014, our grants served 6,984 women in the Washington region. See more of the impacts our recent grants are having in the region, below:

Total increased income assets FY14

$3.9M is the total amount by which women increased their income and assets through @thewomensfndtn FY14 grants. #HereNow4Her